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July 6 in San Antonio history...

1921
Alexander Joske, President of Joske Brothers Co., has acquired from the Mercantile Building Co. for a cash consideration of $120,000 a lot fronting 45 feet on Commerce, 318 feet on N. Presa and 45 feet on Crockett streets.

1939
Mayor Maury Maverick announced today that the operation of the chili stands on Haymarket Plaza by San Antonio’s “chili queens” would be suspended for ten days pending complete compliance with city health regulations.  The mayor visited the plaza last night and outlined his plan to place six stands on the plaza and a central sterilizing plant in the market house.

1969
Apollo 11 astronauts Neil Armstrong, Buzz Aldrin and Michael Collins give a news conference in Houston from inside a plastic enclosure to keep them away from germs carried by newsmen.  They announce that the Command ship to orbit the moon will be called “Columbia” and the lunar lander will be named “Eagle.”

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